His (discussion questions)

Each week I develop discussion or reflection questions to accompany my messages at Eastbrook Church. This past weekend I preached a message entitled “His” from our new series “Real Rich.” Here they are!

Discussion Questions:

1. What do you think it means to be rich?

2. As we begin this new series, “Real Rich,” we want to get our overall perspective on our finances and resources in order. Before you begin your study, ask God to speak to you through the Scripture.

3. Take a look at the following Scripture passages and identify what the main idea is of each one of them:

4. If God owns everything, then everything we have is His. What would you say this means for the way you approach your finances?

5. What is one thing you learned from this study? If you are alone, write it down somewhere so you can think about it further this week. If you are with a small group, take some time to discuss these things with one another. Close in prayer.

6. What are the biggest questions you have about honoring God with your finances? If you want, send those to Pastor Matt to help him shape the teaching in the weeks to come (matterickson@eastbrook.org).

 [Next week:  We will continue our series, “Real Rich,” with a look at what our role is as stewards of what God has given us. Prepare ahead of time by reading the following Scripture passages: Genesis 1:28-31; Proverbs 3:9; Malachi 3:8-10.]

3 thoughts on “His (discussion questions)

  1. I was wondering, am I supposed I give the entire tithe (12 % for our family) to the local church (Eastbrook) Or is it o.k. to give, let’s say 7 or 8% to Eastbrook and give the rest of our family’s giving to organizations like Samaritan’s Purse, Milwaukee Rescue Mission, TEAM, the Christian Colleges my sons went to, and other Christian organizations that we listen to on radio or just would like to support, because we like what they are doing. Sometimes it’s hard to know – whom to support with our tithe and how to be a good steward of the finances that God has entrusted to us.

    Also, we financially support our elderly parents, every month, because they did not save enough for their retirement age. It adds up to quite an amount. Can we count that into our tithe too, or not?

    Thanks for teaching on this topic – and thanks also for the beautiful Christmas service.

    • Betti,

      Thank you so much for this response. This question will be addressed in the next two weeks of our sermon series at various time and places. I’ll wait to respond, but let me know if we haven’t addressed it by the close of the series!

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